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(NPR)   Moore, OK to well-wishers: Please, no more socks and underwear, we have enough to last 20 lifetimes. Send money instead. KTHXBYE   ( npr.org) divider line
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2013-05-25 04:08:19 PM  
3 votes:
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2013-05-25 12:20:39 PM  
3 votes:

Tellingthem: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Gloves, shovels, chainsaws, trash bags.

But since that stuff costs a lot of money to ship cash is king

Hmmm bury bodies much?

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Who needs to bury a body?
2013-05-25 04:44:46 PM  
2 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: jehovahs witness protection: Booze and weed for our friends in need.

Just send booze, we got weed covered!

I live in Detroit which is kind of like a disaster area.

Please send weed.
2013-05-25 03:43:36 PM  
2 votes:
The way we do charity traditionally done in this country has way too much leakage.  Couldn't there be a company or a website that reviews individual hard-luck stories to see if they're legit, then lets individual donors shop around for people they want to give to?  Maybe like Kickstarter, expect instead of people begging for funding for a project, they're just begging.

Or could it be structured through the tax code?  Instead of giving money to the government, who give it (with alot of transaction costs) to old/sick/poor people, could a billionaire do something where they've proven they've provided the support or healthcare the government would have given, cheaper than their taxes would've been but more bang-per-buck than the government could provide.

Hell, it costs $24-$48k a year to incarcerate a prisoner.  For a $12,000 a year tax break, I can keep her locked up in my basement.
2013-05-25 03:28:35 PM  
2 votes:
You live in tornado alley, move away from the tornadoes!!!!!   AAAHHHH!!!!! AHHHHHH!

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2013-05-25 03:28:11 PM  
2 votes:
Red staters asking for more money. What a goddamned surprise.
2013-05-25 03:21:51 PM  
2 votes:
Fifty bucks cash money already sent...but if you have excess socks and underwear, you could send some my way. I hate doing laundry.
2013-05-25 12:03:47 PM  
2 votes:
Booze and weed for our friends in need.
2013-05-25 09:18:49 PM  
1 vote:

AttawaYawattA: If you folks want to throw money down a hole why not give it to people who actually face a desperate struggle.  Donate to a homeless shelter or a soup kitchen.  Maybe Haiti or an AIDS in Africa charity.  Dirt land suburban hicks can go pound sand with their hypocritical tears for aid.  I'm sure the insurance adjusters have already cut the checks.  I'm aware of the loss of life but a white family from cedar street isn't getting even a second glance from me as they confront a situation that happens on a daily basis in Syria, Somalia, etc.  From what I saw from google maps, the neighborhood looked boring and lifeless to begin with.

Don't they already have enough AIDS in Africa?
2013-05-25 08:01:08 PM  
1 vote:

phillydrifter: AGremlin: The city of Moore was damaged by significant tornadoes on October 4, 1998; May 3, 1999; May 8, 2003; May 10, 2010; and May 20, 2013.

5 in the last 15 years.

Imagine working for the post office there.

I saw a pic of a USPS truck delivering mail to a totally demolished house.  Caption said a guy in the photo was waiting for his brother's mail.  Benefits would go onto  an EBT card or into a bank account electroniclly, so I imagine it might have been a drug shipment.
2013-05-25 05:44:52 PM  
1 vote:
I'll send bootstraps
2013-05-25 04:48:50 PM  
1 vote:

emersonbiggins: Remember folks, The Salvation Army is dong the moist good.

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2013-05-25 04:12:52 PM  
1 vote:

Hell, it costs $24-$48k a year to incarcerate a prisoner.  For a $12,000 a year tax break, I can keep her locked up in my basement.

I've been doing this on my own initiative and for free....wait, there's some banging on the doors...I smell McDonalds...
2013-05-25 03:59:53 PM  
1 vote:
Speaking of bums, any word on the homeless there?

/probably busy entertaining all their new houseguests
2013-05-25 03:53:15 PM  
1 vote:
I'm gonna send a sockful of nickels.
2013-05-25 03:47:37 PM  
1 vote:
How about a tornado safe house first, or the concrete, block and rebar to build some now. If not for the residents, at least for the post-disaster helpers to be safe. And maybe re-purpose shipping containers, as excellent premade shelters, underground. I'm sure there are shipping containers somewhere that are going to waste.

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There is no guarantee that another tornado won't hit next week, since Moore has attracted three in the last decade. Oh, and change your name to Lesse or Fewere.
2013-05-25 03:42:11 PM  
1 vote:
Send money, because our charity's CEO's salaries can't be paid with socks and underwear.
2013-05-25 03:34:20 PM  
1 vote:
"And there's your obligatory giant rack of ramen noodles,"

Send more ramen.
2013-05-25 01:50:48 PM  
1 vote:
You will take my old laundry and you will like it!
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